---- — PLAISTOW — April is National Poetry Month. Head to Plaistow Public Library with a poem you’ve written about the library and enter the contest. Three winners will be chosen from ages 1-12, 13-18, and 19 and up, on May 1. Prizes will be announced.
National Library Week is April 14-20. Sixty-two percent of libraries report that they are the only provider of free computer and Internet access in their community. Ninety-one percent of public libraries provide free Wi-Fi, and 74 percent of libraries report use of Wi-Fi increased in 2011.
Plaistow Public Library offers those services to its patrons and much more. Visit the library this week and ask library staff about the many vital services the library provides.
All are cordially invited to celebrate former recreation director Carli Malette’s retirement tomorrow in the Mary Nelson Room from 3 to 6 p.m.
Malette has served the town in various capacities for more than 20 years as both a recreation director and member of the Board of Selectmen. Town officials credit her with the Summer Children’s Recreation Program, located at “Carli’s Way” (51 Old County Road), and also with programs and opportunities for all age groups.
Join Miss Nancy for Silly Science on April 17 from 4 to 5 p.m. Children ages 5 to 8 meet every third Wednesday of the month to perform wacky experiments, learning activities and more in the wonderful world of science. Sign up online to reserve a space.
Colleen Ferrante continues Card-Making on Thursday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m. Visit plaistowlibrary.com to view card designs. Make two each of four designs for a total of eight cards for a materials fee of $15.
Bring adhesive and scissors. Sign up online by April 17; class size is limited. This is an adult level class.
The Teen Voices book group will begin reading “Before I Fall” by Lauren Oliver, which poses these questions for its teen heroine Samantha Kingston. Come by the library to pick up a copy of the book. Teen Voices meets every fourth Wednesday. The book will be discussed during school vacation week on April 24.
School vacation week activities are listed on the website; registration has begun.
The Friends of the Library are holding a drawing for an iPad Touch. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The winner will be picked May 11 during the Friends’ book sale. Come browse the Friends’ Book Sale on Saturday, May 11, from 8 to 11 a.m. to find a gift for mom or for yourself.
A beautiful and eclectic display of carousel horses is on display at the library courtesy of Robyn Beaulieu. Visit the library to see this collection during the month of April.
The art on the walls are block prints from Ms. Duffy’s seventh-grade Explorers from Timberlane Regional Middle School.
The time and date of a reception for students and parents to view the exhibit will be announced.